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Choccy Munchy Seeds – A Review

Chocolate Reviews | 2nd November 2011 | By

Now here is an intriguing idea – chocolate covered seeds. If you need an excuse to eat chocolate, this might just be it. Pumpkin and sunflower seeds all enrobed with our favourite ingredient. I was sent the new chilli and ginger Munchy Seeds to try as well as a packet of an apricot mix. Well, chilli and ginger combined with chocolate was not something I was going to say no to.

Belgian Dark Chocolate with Chilli &  Ginger – unlike my chocotos, these are not going to cause a major melt down in your mouth, but they do leave a pleasant, if subtle warmth behind. Covered in Belgian Plain Chocolate (65%), the seeds were more palatable than they might otherwise have been. Although I enjoy raw pumpkin seeds, I’m not so keen on sunflowers in their raw state. The best bits were the ginger chunks, the chilli contributing to their overall heat and deliciousness – shame there were so few of them.

Belgian Chocolate Mix with Apricots – the pumpkin seeds and apricot pieces were covered in the same 65% dark chocolate whereas the sunflower seeds were covered in 30% milk. This made for an interesting combination. Again the sunflowers benefited from their chocolate covering and the dark chocolate offset the sweetness of the apricots.

These Choccy Munchy Seeds come in packets of 50g so are just about right for a moorland walk. They cost between £1.50 and £2.00 and are available at Harvey Nichols or directly from Munchy Seeds online. The seeds have a decent amount of chew to them and this slows down consumption and increases the enjoyment.

Tasty treats these are indeed, but I’m not sure they are quite as healthy for you as the manufacturer would have you believe – sugar is, after all, quite high up in the list of ingredients and these did taste rather sweet. That said, if you’re looking for a chocolate snack, these are likely to be better for you than a standard confectionary bar.

All in all, these were a fun and interesting way to increase our intake of some useful vitamins and minerals. They were, actually, good enough to inspire me to have a go at making my own. I’ll let you know how I get on.

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    Katie
    2nd November 2011

    These look yummy. I’ve tried the flavoured natural seeds before but not seen the choc ones around. Love sound of the chilli and ginger ones. As you say a healthier slant on the usual chocolate fix

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    Kath
    2nd November 2011

    Ha! An excuse to eat chocolate? As if one is needed. I am looking forward to your take on things.

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    Maya Russell
    27th April 2013

    I like eating nuts because of the goodness you get from them but I think adding chocolate makes it not so healthy. But I would give them ago as I love chocolate raisins and peanuts.

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